I'm the host of “This Is Uncomfortable,” a podcast about how money influences our lives and relationships. I spend most of my days interviewing people with surprising, intimate stories around money and jobs.
What was your first job?
Pizzeria hostess — for months, my diet consisted of BBQ chicken and garlic bread.
In your next life, what would your career be?
Game show presenter.
What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?
One day, I was recording a story in the studio when LeVar Burton casually walks in, realizes he's interrupted something, apologizes profusely and leaves before I could say anything.
What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?
A heating pad because we work in a large freezer.
Episodes by Reema (149)
Latest Stories (208)
"Dark patterns": The deceptive arts of e-commerce
by Nicholas Guiang and Reema KhraisJan 16, 2023
Emily Stewart of Vox explains how web tactics like countdown clocks and inventory trackers can create a false sense of urgency for consumers.
2 years after release, exonerated man fights for a settlement, aids "brotherhood" of exonerees
Oct 11, 2022
Kevin Harrington spent 17 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now, he's waiting for a form of financial justice.
How long can the job market stay this hot?
by Reema Khrais and Richard CunninghamAug 29, 2022
Some laid-off workers are surprised at how fast they were able to find new positions, says Sarah Chaney Cambon of The Wall Street Journal.
Why is modern interior design so gray?
Aug 29, 2022
Amid the rise of HGTV after the real estate meltdown of 2008, investors have remodeled a vast swath of properties to look alike.
Business school felt like a better bet than art, but an adviser encouraged her to take the plunge
Aug 5, 2022
"I know that art is something that I'm very interested in, but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make money doing it," says Devin Tormey.
How teen mall hot spot Claire’s went from bankruptcy to IPO filing
by Reema Khrais and Anais AminAug 5, 2022
The chain has benefited from '90s fashion trends, a good supply chain and looking outside of malls, says Elizabeth Segran of Fast Company.
FX series "The Bear" reminds some chefs why they left the restaurant industry
by Reema Khrais and Sean McHenryAug 4, 2022
"A lot of people romanticize restaurant work" and don't realize how stressful it can be, says Genevieve Yam, assistant editor at Epicurious.
Crypto for kids?
by Reema Khrais and Maria HollenhorstApr 14, 2022
A conversation with Rebecca Jennings of Vox on the growing new industry that teaches children about cryptocurrency, NFTs and Web3.
Why are there so many celebrity beauty brands?
by Reema Khrais and Andie CorbanJan 17, 2022
Beauty reporter Cheryl Wischhover says social media and industry profits are behind the abundance of celebrity makeup and skincare lines.
The creative force behind a viral corporate TikTok account
by Reema Khrais and Maria HollenhorstJan 17, 2022
Duolingo’s social media coordinator on their big green owl, the “Wendy’s effect” and changing the voice of brands online.